Emily Gipson is the co-executive director and co-founder of ATX Television Festival, a four-day celebration that consists of panels, screenings, and events where attendees and leaders in the TV industry talk, watch, and experience television together as one community (a.k.a TV Camp for Grown Ups).
Originally from Wichita Falls, Texas, Gipson graduated from TCU in Fort Worth before moving to Los Angeles where for almost a decade she worked on the studio and network side of the entertainment industry, including Twentieth Century Fox Film, TLC, Discovery Communications and Fox TV Studios, with positions spanning marketing, finance and business/legal.
Gipson is a pop culture fanatic, avid traveler, and, of course, obsessed with TV, which drove her to co-found the ATX Television Festival in 2011 with a Kickstarter campaign. With 700 people in attendance its first year, the festival has now grown to 3,000 attendees, and has featured numerous epic reunions including “Felicity, “Gilmore Girls,”, “The West Wing,” “Ugly Betty,” and a “Friday Night Lights” 10-year anniversary celebration on the Dillon Panther Football Field (to name a few). Leading ATX into its eighth season, Gipson remains passionate about growing the Festival to its full potential, while also keeping it an intimate and accessible place for fans and industry to come together.
Gipson, along with her ATX co-founder, Caitlin McFarland, have launched into development with their production company No Mondays Productions, as an outlet to create the television content about which they are passionate, in addition to launching their inaugural podcast, The TV Campfire with original episodes and live panels from the festival’s past season.